Erewash Borough Council prosecutes Kirk Hallam fly-tipper

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A Kirk Hallam man has been hit in the pocket after being caught fly-tipping.

David Trevor Oxley, 64, of Windsor Crescent, admitted four charges when he appeared before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (November 22).

The court was told that Oxley fly-tipped on land at Sowbrook Lane in Kirk Hallam and at the back of Windsor Crescent on February 19 and March 9 this year.

District Judge Jonathan Taaffe handed Oxley a 12-week community order and a curfew from 8pm to 6am.

Oxley must pay the council’s full costs of £591.96, plus a victim surcharge of £80.

During the hearing, Danielle Hughes, on behalf Erewash Borough Council, said that the authority takes fly-tipping very seriously. She said: “Over the past year Erewash Borough Council has dealt with more than 200 fly tipping incidents in the borough which had cost the council thousands of pounds to clear.”

In sentencing, Judge Taaffe stated that fly-tipping is a ‘significant issue affecting the daily lives of everyone, including children’.

Councillor Garry Hickton, lead member for environment, said: “Our wardens want those who take part in this activity to know that we will continue to investigate fly tipping in our borough and take enforcement action against them.”

- To report fly-tipping, call 0115 907 2244 or confidentially on the 24 hour PRIDE-line 0115 850 8383.